Parliament and the executive and a general assessment of Parliament


Parliament and The Executive 

  • Individual MPs can often criticise the government, Maria Eagle campaigning constantly for gay rights in parliament
  • However due to party discipline often MPs are merely used to support the government, MP for Horsham, Jeremey Quinn nearly always voting with the government 
  • Lords can sometimes be very vocal and active in parliament, Lord Adonis, Labour constantly being active against gov
  • However often Lords are extremely inactive, Lord Sewell coke scandal 
  • Parliament has the power to block controversial government legislation, Brexit bill in 2019 blocked by Parliament with overwhelming majority 
  • However if government has a strong standing in Parliament it can do whatever it wants, Tony Blair with


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